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Pharmacist Jim Bussis
August 2019
Are Over-the-Counter Medications Safe for Kids?

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are safe and effective for a child of the right age and weight, but recommendations for OTCs change as time goes on. That’s especially true for children’s…

PharmD Anil Datwani
July 2019
How Do I Select the Right Sunscreen?

With the temperature getting hotter, it’s important to make sure you’re choosing and using an appropriate sunscreen. Using broad spectrum sunscreen is your best bet due to its protection against…

June 2019
Are There Lifestyle Changes I Can Implement to Reduce My Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease has climbed the ranks to become the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Patients are often concerned with the diagnosis, not just for themselves but for…

Pharmacist Erika Brown
May 2019
How Can My Pharmacist Help Manage My Arthritis?

Pharmacists can help manage pain, including chronic pain caused from arthritis. Your pharmacist is specially trained to recommend over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, provide counseling on prescription medications and even guide…

Pharmacist Elizabeth Louthan
April 2019
How Should I Dispose of Old, Expired or Unused Medications?

Expired or unused medications should be disposed of as soon as possible to prevent harm to yourself or other individuals, as well as to reduce the risk of drug diversion.…

supplements and herbal medicine
March 2019
Should I Consider Taking Supplements Like Vitamins or Herbal Medicines?

A balanced, high-quality diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and protein is enough to deliver the vitamins and mineral nutrients the body needs. However, other factors can help determine the need…

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